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Delmon Young playing in extended spring training, nears rehab assignment

Apr 12, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

Delmon Young

Delmon Young has been playing extended spring training games and could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com.

Young, who normally does anything he can to avoid giving useful quotes to anyone, actually talked to Berry a little bit about his status coming back from ankle surgery:

I felt fine, glad to get back out there. It’s extended [spring camp] and everything, but it’s fun. It brings a lot more out of you, even though you’re not using to playing in 1 o’clock games every day outside spring training.

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was in attendance watching Young, but this time he was the one who declined to give any comments. Either way, Young is seemingly pretty close to joining the Phillies’ lineup and he’ll be playing right field whenever that happens, which will mean reduced playing time for Laynce Nix and John Mayberry.

  1. illegalblues - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    I FELT FINE, GLAD TO BE BACK OUT HERE WITH MY CHICKEN WINGS. SLATHERED IN SAUCES. IT’S EXTENDED (BUFFET) AND EVERYTHING. IT BRINGS A LOT MORE OUT OF YOU, EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE NOT USING TO EATIN’ AT 1 O’CLOCK GAMES EVERY DAY OUTSIDE SPRING TRAINING.

    • tuberippin - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      Now I know Delmon Young is a fan of yelling anti-Semitic slurs, but I was not aware he is into ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME

      • illegalblues - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

        DELMON LIVES LARGE AND GOTTA HAVE BIG LETTERS

  2. hisgirlgotburrelled - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I’m not interested in Ruben’s thoughts on Delmon Young. Picking up Delmon Young for a 1-year $1 million contract to be the starting RF because you couldn’t put a full team together with $153 million this year.

  3. greymares - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    So far offense is not the problem and I’m pretty sure Delmon Young will out play that contract in fact both Youngs will be fine

  4. seahawks19081 - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Anyone is bette than Triple A Berry, as we lovingly refer to him here in Philly.

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